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Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Open to Pennsylvania Seniors

Pennsylvania seniors who are 65 or older take note: the state’s Department of Revenue is now accepting applications for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. The program provides a maximum standard rebate of $650 to those who qualify and rebates can go as high as $975.

According to an article on the RepublicanHerald.com, the rebates are on property taxes or rent for the last year. In addition to those 65 and older, qualifying residents also include people 18 or older with disabilities and widows and widowers 50 and older. For homeowners, the income limit is $35,000; for renters, $15,000. Funding for the program comes from lottery proceeds and slot gaming money. Those who are approved for a rebate will begin receiving them July 1.

Forms can be found at the state Department of Revenue offices, as well as local areas on aging and senior centers.